meet the TEAM

All our staff and volunteers are committed to the mission of Chelsea and Fulham church, to serve and 
support people affected by homelessness, 
poverty, loneliness, isolation, and mental and physical ill health. The aim is to bring people to a place where they can start making positive changes and transform their lives.

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Reverend MARK DAVENPORT

Superintendent Minister - Chelsea & Fulham Methodist Church

Mark has been the minister at Chelsea and Fulham since September 2017; previously he served at Trinity at Bowes church in North London developing a new model of community church.

He is passionate about sharing the love of Jesus. As a pioneer minister, he would like to see church not just confined to Sundays in a conventional format, but to be part and parcel of everyday life.

Mark believes in a church that transforms, renews and refreshes lives. A church with a servant heart; serving the needs of the community to the glory of God. A church where the good news of Jesus is proclaimed (through word and action) and where discipleship is a natural way of life.

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ANDREA JOSEPH

Resourcing Mission Executive Officer - Chelsea & Fulham Methodist Church

Andrea is committed and passionate about her Christian faith. She is an ambassador for Chelsea and Fulham Church’s mission and vision to reach out to the community to transform people lives through practical acts of love, kindness and service to all who reach out for care and support.

Andrea is responsible for the administration of the church and pastoral centre. This includes matters of finance, publicity, internal and external communications, relationships, developing outreach projects, generating funding through grants, corporate sponsorship, local activities and bookings. Her duties also include managing staff, the church building
and facilities. 

SHANE WIMALASURIA

Service manager - King's Road Community Drop-in

Shane has been managing the Drop-in - a day centre for homeless and vulnerable adults - since 2019, after several years serving as deputy manager. He oversees the free meal service, handling the purchasing of food supplies and delivery of food donations. Shane also manages the running of the laundry service, clothing bank and shower facilities. He is the main point of contact for guests attending the Drop-in, connecting them with specialised support services and working closely with caseworkers at Chelsea Methodist Church partner Glass Door.

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LORIS KAMBA

Kitchen co-ordinator - King's Road Community Drop-in

Currently being updated

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JULIE ROBERTS

Volunteer co-ordinator - Chelsea & Fulham Methodist Church

Currently being updated

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HAYLEY FINUCANE

Community outreach worker - Chelsea & Fulham Methodist Church

Hayley is a qualified counsellor who runs online and in-person support groups for women and men. 

LOUISE SCOTT

Fundraising, communications & administration - Chelsea Methodist Church

Louise originally joined the team as a support worker in the King’s Road Community Drop-in before becoming a fundraiser focusing on trust and foundation grant writing. She looks after the Mission South West London social media channels and supports with office administration.

 

Louise enjoys connecting with people and helping develop services to engage communities.

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LEONIE DEAN

Social media content volunteer

Leonie is a creative media graduate and professional photographer/videographer. She joins us as a volunteer create content for our Mission South West London channels on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Her talents, dedication and infectious enthusiasm are a blessing to the organisation and the whole team!

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EDDIE McCORMICK

Support worker - King's Road Community Drop-in

When he went into hospital with hypothermia, Eddie had been street homeless for 26 years after growing up in care. This was a big wake up call. He realised that if he continued to sleep rough, he could die young. Eddie started sleeping in night shelters in West London churches including Chelsea Methodist Church, and finding respite in our King’s Road Community Drop-in. With support from staff and volunteers he began to transform his life. 

 

Feeling called to help others he began volunteering at the Drop-in. Now he’s employed as a support worker, and is a highly valued member of the Drop in team.